Pakistan captain Shan Masood’s decision to field an all-seam attack and exclude spinner Sajid Khan from the starting XI put pressure on the fast bowlers. Hasan, who was previously left out of the first Test, effectively controlled the scoring rate when he came on as Pakistan’s first-change bowler. The skilled overhead conditions allowed him to generate movement and pressure Australia’s batters.
Following a wayward half-hour before lunch, Hasan and Pakistan stepped up their intensity, resulting in the wickets of Australia’s openers. Despite the challenge of Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne’s resilient batting, Hasan expressed his satisfaction with their performance, emphasizing Pakistan’s aggressive yet efficient bowling.
David Warner, who was dropped on 2 by Abdullah Shafique, credited Pakistan’s bowlers for their exceptional performance. Despite this missed opportunity, Hasan maintains a positive attitude, refusing to let it define Pakistan’s day or affect their focus on seeking the wickets they aim for.